Fire Situation Report – January 25, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/24/17 thru 01/25/17 

 NE Area – 6 Fires Burned 28.3 Acres (Cause: 5-Incendiary, 1-Equipment)

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 15 Acres (Cause: 1-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 45 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Equipment)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • Meadow Rock Fire (Logan County) – 52 Acres/2 Residences/Multiple Outbuildings, 67% Contained
    • National Guard Helicopters Dispatched

 OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information. Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ fifteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** from recorded on 01/24/17 thru 01/25/17

7 Fires Burned 202 Acres (Cause: 1-Escaped Debris, 3-Equipment, 3-Misc.) 

Cyril, Duke and Eldorado FD’s Reporting

Additional Fire Activity Noted Through Media Outlets

Statewide Discussion:  Dry conditions will hold in place along with continued high fire danger today; however much cooler temperatures, somewhat higher relative humidity values and reduced wind speeds will retard fire danger indices from approaching critical levels experienced yesterday which resulted in increased fire occurrence.

Moderate moisture recovery in the overnight hours will encourage receptive fuels early in the burning period today as fuels respond to falling relative humidity values. Fortunately, Rh will fall only into the 30-45% range today across Oklahoma preventing fine-dead fuel moisture from falling below 6-8%. Lingering sky cover in some locations following the frontal passage will also serve to moderate fuel moisture today. Cooler temperatures today from upper-30°’s in the Panhandle to the low-50°’s along the Red River will also limit fire danger from reaching levels experienced yesterday. Northwest winds today generally 10-15 mph will result in moderate to rapid rates of fire spread across Oklahoma today; however it should be noted that locations in the northwestern quarter of the state will see periods of wind gusts near 20 mph resulting in potential for very rapid rates of fire spread on the flaming front when wind is aligned with fuels and topography.

No Burn Bans in Effect

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